Daily Mirror

Andy ‘silence’ as 3rd pal guilty in sex case

- BY CHRISTOPHE­R BUCKTIN US Editor chris.bucktin@mirror.co.uk @DailyMirro­r

PRINCE Andrew faced fresh calls to speak to the FBI after the conviction of a third pal for teenage sexual offences.

Fashion mogul Peter Nygard, who once had the Duke of York as his guest at his luxurious Caribbean mansion, was found guilty of charges in Canada.

Now victims of the prince’s paedophile pal, Jeffrey Epstein, have accused the eighth in line to the throne of being dishonest over his claim to want to help them achieve justice.

Spencer Kuvin, who represents multiple women abused by Wall Street financier Epstein, said: “If Prince Andrew is innocent, he should provide a full interview to the FBI.

“His continued silence in the face of multiple close friends being convicted of sexual assault – Ghislaine Maxwell

CLAIMS Andrew and now Peter Nygard – reeks of a guilty conscience. “Failing to provide a full and truthful accounting creates further damage by favouring silence over truth.” Andrew, 63, agreed a reported £12m payout to Virginia Giuffre, who said she was “Epstein’s sex slave” and alleged the Duke slept with her. He denied her claims and admitted no liability, then pledged to support the “fight against the evils of sex traffickin­g”. But another survivor of Epstein’s abuse, now 35, said: “Andrew’s words were just hollow.

“It is clear to many he never had any intention of helping any of us; otherwise, he would have told the FBI what he knew. No wonder we think he is telling lies.”

Nygard, 82, was convicted of four counts of sexual assault and will be sentenced at a later date.

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